Events scheduled at WSU Vancouver for Disability Awareness Month

This information was provided by Washington State University Vancouver

 

VANCOUVER — October is Disability Awareness Month, and Washington State University Vancouver will offer a month-long schedule of events. The following are all free and open to the public.

 

Throughout October: There will be an exhibition featuring artists from Artworks, a Collaborative Employment Innovation Program that creates employment opportunities for artists with disabilities. This exhibition will be open in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

 

Wed., Oct. 5, 4-6 p.m.: Attend a screening of the award-winning film “Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement,” held in the Firstenburg Student Commons. The movie questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change bodies and minds forever. A discussion will follow.

 

Tue., Oct. 11, noon-1 p.m.: A panel discussion will be held featuring artists from Artworks, held in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

 

Thu., Oct. 27, 4-5:15 p.m.: “Equity for Students with Vision Impairments” will be held in the Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129 and 130. Library faculty Nicole Campbell and Sue Phelps will discuss their research findings on the usability of library resources for students with vision impairments. Mike Mello, adaptive technology specialist from the Department of Services for the Blind, will also speak. A discussion will follow.

 

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver. Parking is available at meters or for $3 in the Blue Daily Pay Lot.

 

For additional information, contact Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, at (360) 546-9601 or email brenda_alling@wsu.edu.

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